About Us

The UMBC Global Studies Program was launched in 2013. It is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that features coursework from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students can take elective credits from fifteen different departments in addition to the three required core courses. The program is recognized for its emphasis on the mentoring of student research and the availability of global-local learning and engagement experiences, including study abroad programs and internship and volunteer opportunities.  Though still a relatively new offering at UMBC, Global Studies has produced 11 Fulbright Fellowship winners,  10 other prestigious scholarship winners, 31 undergraduate research presenters, and a valedictorian! Global competence is a top requirement for entry-level jobs in the 21st Century. The GLBL alumni network is already strong and growing each year — locally, nationally, and globally!

GLBL Student Featured on Amazon TV Series "The College Tour"

Nailah-Benā Chambers talks about student leadership at UMBC

This past fall, "The College Tour" visited UMBC’s campus and interviewed 20 undergraduate and graduate students about a variety of subjects including mentorship, co-creating our campus,...

Posted: May 5, 2022, 6:49 PM

Two Global Studies Students Receive 2022 Fulbright Award!

Congratulations and all the best to Wangui and Caleb

Global Studies Fulbright Award Recipients for 2022 Research:  Caleb Jacobson, Sociology MA '23, Global Studies '21 - research on human rights and the transition to peace in post-conflict El...

Posted: April 28, 2022, 1:16 PM

Global and Local Career Opportunities in English Teaching

Special TESOL Information Sessions for GLBL Students!

 Global Studies students are invited to attend a special online session about career possibilities in English language teaching. The sessions focus on local and global opportunities to teach...

Posted: April 28, 2022, 12:54 PM

Five Global Majors Present at URCAD 2022!!

Congratulations to all our GLBL Undergraduate Researchers!

Alex Armbruster | Understanding the Experience of Women in Jazz: The Genius of Ella Fitzgerald | Matt Belzer | Music |  Jennifer Boateng | The Influence of Global Media on Societies and...

Posted: April 19, 2022, 11:57 AM